More men than women present as homeless each year in Scotland. Men are more likely to experience homelessness due to:


friends or family asking them to leave their accommodation


when they leave for prison

The 2022/23 Scottish Homelessness Statistics show that rough sleeping and repeat homelessness is more common amongst men than women with 83% of people who reported rough sleeping in the previous three months being men.  

70% of people who had previously been assessed as homeless in the last year were men with single male households being the least likely to secure settled accommodation -

Households with children are the most likely to secure settled accommodation and usually children reside with their mother which is why women have a higher chance of being settled quicker.67Homelessness in Scotland 2022/23 - Characteristics of the homeless population